Our Team

Amy J. Friedman, Founder & CEO

Amy Friedman, CEO and Founder of Partners International, is a leader in the human capital, human resources, talent consulting and development industry, with a focus on alignment between shareholders and stakeholders’ values. Amy and her former partners founded Partners International, a large-scale boutique firm, and one of the first certified women-owned businesses in her industry in 1994. Amy is grounded in industrial/organizational psychology academic rigor. She has a strong core of integrity that is evident in corporate and entrepreneurial success. Her clients most value her collaborative style, and her belief in the positive energy and strength in diversity and emotional intelligence.

Will Perry, Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer for Partners International, Will is responsible for developing and executing the corporate strategy, with a key focus on designing new offerings for our clients, as well as devising innovative ways to continually improve Partners operational efficiency and financial performance. He acts as the key interface point between the individual Practice teams in order to ensure that all activities within the organization remain client-centric. Will leads both internal and external initiatives, including  sales and marketing campaigns, business process improvement, and software implementation programs.

Andrea Chester, Talent Delivery

Andrea leads the operations and delivery of the Executive Coaching (EC) Practice to ensure a best-in-class experience for Partners International’s clients.  She is responsible for the strategic direction of the EC practice; leveraging the resources at Partners International to ensure the practice is integrated into the business and aligned with the overall strategy. Through her commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience, she builds and maintains strong relationships with new and prospective clients. Andrea has developed a world class team of consultants globally and oversees the management, communication, training, and recruitment of these consultants.

Amanda Buschi, Talent Management

Amanda is an experienced global leader and subject matter expert in Talent Management with a keen understanding of success metrics developed through international experience across Europe, North and South America and the Caribbean. She has the ability to identify, recognize and upskill top talent to enable organizations to attract, develop and retain key leaders and employees. Amanda acts as a trusted advisor for HR business partners on strategic talent management and culture initiatives and executive development. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.


Jim Hajny, Career Transition

Jim Hajny is a Human Resources professional with over twenty years experience in outplacement and career transition management.  He has a proven track record of building relationships with senior management, employees, and internal/external clients. Jim is exceptionally skilled at aligning vision and strategy to achieve business objectives. He coaches and motivates high performance teams, and is able to effectively provide strategic and tactical counsel to managers and executives. He is responsible for the recruitment, training, and management of all Partners International career transition coaches.

Bill Guerin, C-Suite Advisory Services

Bill is a seasoned Executive Coach and Management Consultant with over 40 years of experience in a wide range of management and consulting roles across a variety of industries and companies – from entrepreneurial start-ups to large multi-national corporations. His specialty is developing and delivering customized solutions at the senior management level in the areas of executive team performance, coaching, sales force effectiveness, strategic planning, organizational change and leadership development.